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Saffron Crocuses

Saffron Crocus
bursting from the earth
of my garden...


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Crimson threads,
fire yellows, oranges, and reds
from trumpets of purple wonder...


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melt...
into the palm of my hand...
crisscrossing and weaving
all these moments
into one delicious meal...



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The first Fall-Winter bulbs to appear in my garden. Harvested, these threads are the same as what you can purchase in the spice section at your grocery store...  It takes 50,000 to 75,000 flowers to make 1 pound of threads... Retails in the USA for $500.00 to $5,000.00 a pound, or... 0.03 oz = $40.00 Precious threads used to make risotto, and as the base for other exotic dishes from around the world, even in the Minoans' time...

Perhaps Ariadne's thread
was a Saffron thread...